The buzz on a Facebook page set up as a clearinghouse for tornado information turned into the buzz of chain saws last month in Cape Coral, Florida, as hundreds of volunteers answered an impromptu call for help with storm cleanup. The News-Press carried this report (see: "Volunteers work to clean up after Cape Coral tornado," by Frank Bumb).
"What started with a few trash bags and personal vehicles blossomed to multiple Dumpsters and trucks," the paper reported. "Hundreds of volunteers paired with local businesses and organizations Thursday afternoon to help remove debris from Cape Coral homes hit by an EF2 tornado on Saturday... Through the work of groups on social media – led by the Facebook group Cape Coral Tornado Info and Resource Page – hundreds of volunteers arrived at the corner of Beach Parkway West and Aqualinda Boulevard. Although the event was scheduled to begin at noon, the influx of volunteers and donations led to work groups being sent out far earlier."
(For photos, see: "Hundreds volunteer to clean up Cape Coral tornado damage.")